EUROSTUDENT studies and analyses

The international EUROSTUDENT studies look at issues such as young people's access to higher education, the study conditions in higher education, students' use of time and their income, and integration of international students in Finland. The results of the research will be used in the development of Finnish higher education and as support for decision-making in Finland.

The eighth EUROSTUDENT study will be carried out in Finland during spring 2022 as an online survey with a sample of 25,000 higher education students. Statistics Finland is responsible for the collection and processing of data. The reports and research articles based on the data will be completed in 2023.

The EUROSTUDENT VIII study examines several themes, including the progress of studies, students’ life situations, employment, and employment expectations, as well as the settling of foreign students in Finland. The effects of digitalisation in higher education and the coronavirus pandemic will also be studied. The survey will be carried out in circa 25 European countries at the same time.

During the previous EUROSTUDENT round, higher education researchers analysed certain themes related to the survey topics. The themes included:

  • Equality in education

  • Applying for studies and study progress

  • International mobility and foreign students

The research articles form a picture of the backgrounds, experiences and social status of higher education students in Finland. This research data can help develop, for example, the practices of student exchange, student admissions, and identification of prior learning.

The collection of articles was published in the publication series of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

EUROSTUDENT VIII data protection leaflet


EUROSTUDENT database (data reporting module)

Contact information

Tuomas Parkkari, opetusneuvos 
Ministry of Education and Culture, Korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto ( KTPO ), Tiedepolitiikan vastuualue ( TIEVA ) Telephone:0295330244   Email Address: